What to buy
Of course, Macau is a good place to buy aromatic authentic Douru or Alentejo wine imported from Portugal at duty-free prices. Vinho Tinto in Portuguese on wine bottles indicates the red wine and Vinho Branco the white. Macau Wine Museum is the best place to sample different types of wines and get professional advice on how to buy wines. Well-packed wine products are available at all supermarkets.
Gold, pearl and crystal jewelries can be found either in credit standing jewelry shops or souvenir stalls on the antique street near the Ruins of St. Paul's. The credit standing jewelry shops are mainly located near the New Road Area, Av. de Horta e Costa and the region close to Hotel Lisboa.
Macau-style Dim Sum
The Macau-style Dim Sum is well-known throughout South East Asia. Pastry shops and dim sum bakeries in the Senado Square Area and Rua de Cunha offer ideal gifts for families and friends.
Along with authentic antiques, there are reproductions of Chinese rosewood furniture, porcelain, lacquer ware, bronze ware, carvings, paintings and traditional calligraphy. There are many stores and shops near Monte Fort and the Ruins of St. Paul.
Where to buy
Senado Square Area
Senado Square is the main bustling area in central downtown on the northern side of Av. Almeida Ribeiro (New Road) where a great number of stores and food stalls line the streets. The best buys here are fashionable clothes.
Red Market & Av. de Horta e Costa
Red Market is now as a pedestrian street at the intersection of Av. do Almirante Lacerda and Av, de Horta e Costa. The street owes its name to a range of red buildings constructed by the Portuguese in the 20th century. At present, it is a well-known street with all sorts of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, flowers and clothes. The fruits here are best in the city and are inexpensively priced. Starting from the Red Market to the Flora Garden at Guia Hill, Av. de Horta e Costa is another of the city's main shopping streets with a focus in what is called the Three Lamps District. Streets and lanes radiating from this square accommodate a selection of shops selling jewelry, clothes, shoes, cameras and electronic gadgetry.
Rua de S.Paulo Area
The most popular piazza is located close to the Ruins of St. Paul's. A dozen of furniture and antique shops can be found along the Rua de S.Paulo with authentic antique porcelain, ancient coins and rosewood reproductions of traditional Chinese furniture. Most shops offer good delivery services at reasonable prices. Rua de N.Srå do Amparo nearby is a gravel road, and various peddlers set out all kinds of pottery, figurines and Chinese paintings as well as secondhand articles there. This area is also well-known for its variety of pastry shops and dim sum bakeries, among which Koi Kei is the best. Several featured shops sell various souvenirs for visitors. You can bargain for the goods in this area.